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Author:
Lea, Henry C.
Title:
Superstition and Force. Essays on The Wager of Law, The Wager of Battle, The Ordeal, Torture
Publisher:
Henry C. Lea, Philadelphia, 1866.
Description:
First edition of the first work by a leading 19th century scholar on the Spanish Inquisition which discusses the history of jurisprudence, "scrupulously cited from the original sources" and cited by Maitland, Thayer and Holdsworth
Condition:
Green cloth boards
Book No.:
W-12313
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
juries, Evidence
Author:
Euer, Samson and Giles Duncombe]
Title:
Tryals per Pais, Or the Law of England Concerning Juries by Nisi Prius [etc.]. The Fourth Edition [bound with] Tryals per Pais in Capital Matters: Or, Some Brief and Useful Observations Relating to Such Tryals
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Rich. and Edw. Atkins [etc.], London, 1702.
Description:
First 18th century edition of the first substantial treatise on the English jury and the English law of evidence, deservedly popular for over a century, bound with the first edition of one of the earliest works devoted exclusively to capital cases
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, ex-The Hartland Library, definite foxing and browning, yet a usable copy; with the imprimatur leaf
Book No.:
W-74157
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
trials, Evidence, juries, criminal law
Author:
Duncombe, Giles
Title:
Trials per Pais: Or, The Law of England concerning Juries by Nisi Prius . . . With a Compleat Treatise of The Law of Evidence . . . Very Useful . . . for all Lawyers, Attornies, and other Practisers, especially at the Assizes. Eighth Edition. Two Volumes
Publisher:
Printed by H. Woodfall and W. Strahan . . . for T. Waller [etc.], London, 1766.
Description:
The first substantial treatise on the English jury and the English law of evidence, deservedly popular and published for over a century, with Duncombe's earlier published observations on trials in capital cases appended; one copy only in the UK
Condition:
Modern black cloth, gilt, some light browning, but a sound set
Book No.:
W-67556
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
trials, Evidence, juries
Author:
Duncombe, Giles
Title:
Tryals per Pais: Or, the Law of England Concerning Juries by Nisi Prius, &c. Newly Revised, and much Inlarged . . . To which is now Added, A farther Treatise of Evidence . . . Very Useful and Necessary for all Lawyers [etc.]. Third Edition. Wing E3414
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Rich. and Edw. Atkins [etc.], London, 1695.
Description:
The last 17th century edition of the first substantial treatise on the English jury and the English law of evidence, deservedly popular for over a century
Condition:
Original sheep, very worn, boards and some pages detached, ex-Cambden County Historical Society, table [index] imperfect; most definitely a working copy
Book No.:
W-79257
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
trials, Evidence, juries, criminal law
 
Author:
Title:
Observations on the Law of Treason; Wherein It Is Attempted to Be Shewn, That Conspiring to Levy War Is Not Treason by the Law of England [quotation from Cicero]
Publisher:
Printed for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard, London, 1794.
Description:
An uncommon tract addressing a central issue in the 1794 treason trials, contending that a conspiracy only, without an accompanying overt act, is not treason under English law, invoking Stanford, Hale, and, in particular, Coke as authorities
Condition:
Modern plain wraps, a very good copy, 44 pages; eight copies in ESTC, none in a law library
Book No.:
W-79191
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
criminal law, juries
 
Author:
Title:
The Compleat Sheriff: Wherein is set forth, His Office and Authority . . . Likewise of Under-Sheriffs and Their Deputies . . . Together with the Learning of Bail Bonds . . . To which is added, The Office and Duty of Coroners. Wing C5653
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of R. and E. Atkyns [etc.], London, 1696.
Description:
First edition of one of the few early works on the sheriff (and the coroner), praised by Holdsworth as "cover[ing] a great deal of ground", with separate chapters on the jury and on habeas corpus, and with a lengthy treatment of the law of escapes
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, rubbed and a bit chipped, else quite clean, with the advertising leaf preceding the title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79358
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
sheriffs, coroners, habeas corpus, juries
Author:
Fortescue, John
Title:
A Learned commendation of the politique lawes of Englande: wherein by most pitthy reasons & euident demonstrations they are plainelye proved farre to excell aswell the Ciuile lawes [and] all other lawes of the world [etc.]. Beale T357; S.T.C. 11194
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . in Fletestrete . . . by Rychard Tottill [etc.], London, 1567.
Description:
First edition of the first English translation of a work placed "among the classics of English constitutional theory", written in the late 15th century, highly popular, and the first work to examine extensively trial by jury and the Inns of Court
Condition:
Modern blind ruled sheep, gilt lettered, the title somewhat dusty with early notations, else quite clean and fresh; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79383
Price:
$ 3750.00
Category:
Inns of Court, political theory, juries
Author:
Title:
A Short but Just Account of the Tryal of Benjamin Harris, upon an Information Brought against him For Printing and Vending a late Seditious Book called An Appeal from the Country To the City, For the Preservation of His Majesties Person [etc.]. Wing S3565
Publisher:
N.p., n.p., 1679.
Description:
The sole account of Harris' trial, "a strange combination of seditious libel and scandalum magnatum", influential upon the writings of Henry Care and John Hawles and on emerging libel doctrine, "reviv[ing] the claim to the jury's right to decide law"
Condition:
Modern buckram over boards, ex-library, some foxing and browning, but a usable copy; folio, eight pages
Book No.:
W-76119
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
trials, criminal law, libel and slander, juries
Author:
Babington, Zachary
Title:
Advice to Grand Jurors in Cases of Blood . . . Asserting . . . that the Grand Jury ought to find it Murther, where their Evidence is that the Party intended to be Indicted had his Hands in Blood, and did kill the other Person [etc.]. Wing B248
Publisher:
Printed for John Amery at the Peacock [etc.], London, 1677.
Description:
First edition of Babington's only work, contending that grand juries must return "true bills" in all murder cases, mitigating circumstances to be left to the petit jury, "especially (in Holdsworth's words) in cases of homicide arising out of duels"
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered blind ruled sheep, somewhat rubbed, else especially clean and crisp, with the imprimatur leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79397
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
criminal law, Grand Jury Charges, juries, Law of Duels
Author:
Title:
The Abridgement of the Boke of Assises, lately p[er]used ouer & corrected. & nowe newlye imprynted by Rycharde Tottle, the last daye of September An. Do. 1555. Cum priuilegio. S.T.C. 9605; Beale R53; Cowley 49?
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . in Fletestrete . . . by Richard Tottel [etc.], London, 1555.
Description:
One of only four early abridgements of the Year Books (with Brooke, Fitzherbert and Statham), in this case of the Book of Assizes, the unique year book which, in Milsom's words, "reports processes we do not otherwise see, on circuit, before juries"
Condition:
Contemporary calf neatly repaired, centered blind lozenges, early ownership signatures, an extensive gloss throughout on ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78987
Price:
$ 4250.00
Category:
Abridgements, Year Books, juries, trials
Author:
Leach, William
Title:
The Bribe-Takers of Jury-Men Partiall, Dishonest, and Ignorant Discovered and Abolished; and Honest, Judicious, Able, and Impartiall Restored; And their equall Election to Try Causes, and Find Inquests [etc.]. Wing L772. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by E. Cotes, London, 1652.
Description:
A rare tract, one of many written by Leach as he joined prominent legal reformers such as William Sheppard and Matthew Hale during the Interregnum, here focusing on the jury, proposing a secret ballot among many other reforms; five copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern board-backed cloth, bowed, the leaves mounted with repairs to the lower corners (all text legible), quite usable if no more; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78200
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
juries, legal reform
 
Author:
Charrow, Robert P. and Veda R.
Title:
Making Legal Language Understandable: A Psycholinguistic Study of Jury Instructions
Publisher:
Columbia Law Review, New York, 1979.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed blue wraps, a bit chipped, reprinted from Volume 79, No. 7 of the Review; 68 pages
Book No.:
W-78213
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
juries
Author:
Title:
The Triumphs of Justice over Unjust Judges. Exhibiting I. The Names and Crimes of Four and Forty Judges, hanged . . . IV. The Proceedings of the Ship-Money Judges . . . VII. The Case of William Penn, for a Riot in Fenchurch Street
Publisher:
For J.J. Franklin (Grand Nephew to Dr. Franklin) [etc.], London, 1817.
Description:
A populist tract of the first rank originally published in 1681, recounting with approval the executions of oppressive judges and praising upright judges and juries (including Sir Matthew Hale and the jury acquitting Penn and Mead) and habeas corpus
Condition:
Original ?self-wraps, disbound, light browning and a very little foxing, else sound, 36 pages; uncommon, four copies in OCLC in this country
Book No.:
W-79124
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
trials, Radicals, juries, habeas corpus
Author:
Fortescue, John
Title:
A Learned Commendation of the politique Lawes of England: wherein, by most pithie reasons and euident demonstrations, they are plainely proued farre to excell . . . the Ciuil Lawes of the Empire [and] all other Lawes of the World [etc.]. S.T.C. 11196
Publisher:
Printed by Thomas Wight, and Bonham Norton, London, 1599.
Description:
Second reissue of the first English translation of a work placed "among the classics of English constitutional theory", written in the late 15th century, highly popular, and the first work to examine extensively trial by jury and the Inns of Court
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, rubbed, with the signature of Edmund Prideaux [?Cromwell's Attorney General], a very good copy with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79146
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Inns of Court, political theory, juries
Author:
Christian, Edward
Title:
A Vindication of the Criminal Law, and the Administration of Public Justice in England, from the Imputation of Cruelty: In a Charge Delivered to the Grand Jury at the Assizes Held at Ely
Publisher:
Printed by Richard Watts . . . For Clarke and Sons [etc.], London, 1819.
Description:
Christian's charge given as Chief Justice of Ely as the movement to abolish the death penalty gained force, contending that as a practical matter juries and judges, and alternate punishments, greatly mitigated the imposition of capital punishment
Condition:
Modern marbled wraps, the title and verso of the last leaf dusty and marked, a bit strained, a usable copy; 77 pages
Book No.:
W-76672
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
criminal law, capital punishment, juries, Grand Jury Charges
Author:
Title:
Anno Tertio Henrici VIII . . . at his parlyamente holden at westminster . . . hath, doo, to be ordeined, made, and enacted, certaine statutes and ordynaunces in manner and fourme folowinge. S.T.C. 9362.2 [this copy the Hetherington copy, there recorded]
Publisher:
Printed by T. Marshe?, London, 1575?.
Description:
The final sixteenth century printing of the acts of this parliament [only, without the acts through year 7], including the act against mummers disguising their appearance [c.9] and that seeking to limit sheriff abuses directed toward juries [c.12]
Condition:
Modern 3/4 morocco over cloth boards, the inner margins strengthened and repaired, very light browning, else sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79315
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Acts, Religion, sheriffs, juries, legal reform

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